The Cavaliers took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 97-89 in Atlanta on Wednesday night. With under 40 seconds to go, the Hawks had cut Cleveland’s lead to 91-87, but on the ensuing possession LeBron James did this:
Bold strategy by the Hawks to let LeBron dunk. Let’s see if it works. https://t.co/F7LvKF7Hdj
— SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) May 21, 2015
The Hawks were clearly looking to trap LeBron out front. And that clearly did not work. As soon as Al Horford made his move to double-team, Bron sprinted past him (and Paul Millsap) toward the hoop, where he had a wide-open lane to smash home a signature dunk. Game, blouses.